Arda Turan keen on £29m Chelsea transfer

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan wants to join Chelsea in a £29million deal this summer. The Blues are emerging as strong candidates to land the talented Turkey star ahead of next season. Turan wants to leave the Spanish capital this summer; news that has alerted a host of Europe's top clubs. Chelsea are

UEFA Europa League Semi-final Draws

Holders Sevilla will take on Fiorentina for a place in this season's Europa League final. Retaining the title will see the Spanish club win the competition for a record fourth time, although overcoming La Viola will be a big ask. Fiorentina overcame Tottenham, Roma and Dynamo Kiev en route to the last

James Rodriguez steps up recovery from foot injury

James Rodriguez has returned to training with Real Madrid after recovering from a broken foot. The Colombian has been out of action since the start of February, when he broke his metatarsal against Sevilla. “James provided the main news of the session,” a statement on the club’s website said. “The Colombian

Copa del Rey final to be played at Nou Camp

The Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will be played at Barca's Nou Camp stadium on May 30. Barca and Bilbao wanted to play the match at Real Madrid's Bernabeu stadium as a neutral venue, but Real declined to make the 81,000-capacity arena available. Representatives from the two finalists

Sergio Ramos ruled out for five weeks

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will be out of action for five weeks, manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Friday. Spain international Ramos, 28, suffered a torn hamstring in Wednesday's 2-1 La Liga win over Sevilla and limped off after just nine minutes. "Sergio's injury is a serious one. He'll be out for

Liverpool close to signing Alberto Moreno

Liverpool are in advanced talks with Sevilla for Alberto Moreno. The Mirror says Liverpool are closing in on Moreno's £16million move from Sevilla after the defender was left out of Spain's World Cup squad. Moreno's exclusion means there are no obstacles to completing the deal and Sevilla have told Liverpool they want

Sevilla 2-0 Valencia: Match Report

Sevilla will take a solid lead to the Mestalla next week after toppling Primera Division rivals Valencia 2-0 in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final. Two goals in three first-half minutes, from Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca, settled matters at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and gave Unai Emery the

Sevilla vs Valencia: Match Preview

Valencia visit Sevilla in the Europa League semi-final first-leg on Thursday hoping to get one over on former boss Unai Emery. Los Che produced an astonishing comeback to qualify for the last four, overturning a 3-0 first-leg deficit against Basel with an outstanding 5-0 triumph, after extra time, in the return game at the Mestalla. And

Sevilla held at home by Valencia

Sevilla were left frustrated after being held to a goalless draw by Valencia in a Spanish  La Liga encounter at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville on Sunday evening. Sevilla played most of the second stanza with an extra man after Ricardo Costa saw red, Ivan Rakitic also missed

Estoril 1-2 Sevilla: Match Report

Super-sub Kevin Gameiro ensured Sevilla got off to a winning start in this season's Europa League with a 2-1 win over Estoril. The Frenchman, introduced as a second-half substitute, fired home in the 77th minute after Bruno Miguel had cancelled out Vitolo's opener in the hosts' first appearance in the tournament. Sevilla's experience in European competition looked